EJ Resources

​​​Environmental Justice Resources​

​MDE EJ Screening Tool​​​​​​

The goal of this tool is to provide users with data to inform their decisions on siting, permitting, enforcement, and infrastructure improvements. The demographic and socioeconomic data, coupled with MDE-specific elements such as proximity to active high air emission facilities, or wastewater treatment facilities, will be used to help underserved and overburdened communities in Maryland.

​​University of Maryland MD EJ​​SCREEN​

​The University of Maryland developed the Maryland Environmental Justice Screen Tool (MD EJSCREEN) in 2017 to allow users to explore layers of environmental justice concern, determine the overall ‘EJ Score’ for census tracts in the state, and view additional context layers relevant to their area of concern.​

​EPA EJScreen
​EJScreen is an EPA's environmental justice mapping and screening tool that provides EPA with a nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental and demographic socioeconimic indicators. 
Open MDE
​Open MDE is the agencies public-facing, transparent data portal that provides the public with easy to use and searchable platforms of MDE’s Permit and Compliance Assurance data. The portal has capabilities to view or download available records or documents related to citizen complaints, compliance inspections, violations, permits, and sewage​ overflows.

​​Fish Consumption Advisory Tool

​This tool provides modernized, user-friendly information on fish consumption advisories. A consumption advisory is a recommendation to limit or avoid eating certain species of fish caught from specific water bodies due to environmental factors.​​

​AirToxScreen Mapping Tool

This tool displays cancer risks, emissions data, and other AirToxScreen data on a map. Users can "zoom" to areas of interest using the map's search tool, select census tracts to see summary level information about risk from air toxics, and view other AirToxScreen data and results.​

The Toxics Release Inventory

​TRI is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities. This inventory was established under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) and expanded by the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990.​​

​​​Maryland Green Registry
​​The Maryland Green Registry is a free, voluntary program offering tips and resources to help businesses and other organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.
CCP Green Space Equity Tool
​The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Green Space Equity Tool highlights low-income communities and communities of color with limited access to open space in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


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